If there is one thing that prevents many women from flaunting sleeveless dresses and toned arms is dark skin in the underarm region. Exposing pigmented, discoloured and dark underarms is not just unattractive, but also puts a big dent in one’s confidence levels.

Underarm darkening can be caused due to a lot of reasons. From inappropriate hair removal methods and excessive sweating to accumulation of dead skin cells, dark underarms is a more common phenomenon than you'd think.

If you’re worried about your dark underarms, we’ve got you covered. Instead of giving up on your dream of wearing sleeveless clothes altogether, here’s a little DIY remedy that you can follow. With just a few easily available ingredients from your kitchen, you will soon be able to get rid of pigmentation and lighten those dark underarms.

quick fix to lighten dark underarms

DIY paste to get rid of dark underarms

Step 01: In a mixing bowl, combine two tablespoons of baking soda with half a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Step 02: Mix the two ingredients together until it forms a thick paste.

Step 03: Apply this paste onto your underarms, lightly massaging the area

Step 04: Leave this paste on your underarms until it is completely dry.

Step 05: Rinse with lukewarm water.

Ingredient benefits

Baking soda: Baking soda is an alkaline substance and does not disturb the pH levels of your skin. Instead, it soothes your skin. Baking soda is often used as an exfoliating agent to remove superficial dead skin cells build-up. This is the reason it gives your underarms a brightening effect.

Lemon juice: The vitamin C in lemon juice acts as an amazing brightening agent and lightens dark underarms. It effectively exfoliates the skin, helping it get rid of dead skin cells, thereby making it look even toned.

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